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[Met-jobs] Job vacancy at BAS - Atmospheric Electric Field Data Analyst

From "Chisham, Gareth" <gchi@bas.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:33:08 +0100

Atmospheric Electric Field Data Analyst

Please quote ref no: BAS 75/11
Closing date for applications: 31 Oct 2011 

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research 
Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and 
to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a 
leadership role in Antarctic affairs. 

This project aims to identify if solar variability can influence weather and 
climate through processes other than direct radiation, and specifically through 
electric potential variations in the Earth's ionosphere driven by solar 
wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere interactions. Your main activity will be to apply 
statistical data analysis techniques to the analysis of ionospheric electric 
field data from the SuperDARN high-frequency radar network, as well as 
meteorological data from the polar regions. This will include developing 
software packages to identify correlations and the investigation of causal 
mechanisms. You will also engage in publishing scientific papers and presenting 
results at international meetings.

With a PhD in physics or mathematics or equivalent postgraduate experience, you 
will have an interest in space and atmospheric science and experience of 
software development in a compiled language, preferably for the analysis of 
experimental data. Effective in working on your own initiative and in 
collaboration with others, you will also be able to manage resources to meet 
agreed objectives and deadlines. Experience of working in ionospheric or 
atmospheric science, of statistical analysis of large data sets, or of analysis 
of SuperDARN high-frequency radar data would be an advantage.

Qualifications: PhD in physics or mathematics, or equivalent post-graduate 
experience in these subjects.

Duration: 3 year fixed term appointment

Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 per annum. We offer a 
generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, free car 
parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website 
at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic 
Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508. 

Please quote reference: BAS 75/11
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 31st October 2011 Interviews 
are scheduled to be held w/c 21st November 2011


We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic 
minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are 
particularly welcome.

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